Multicultural Vision Program

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General Information

The Multicultural Vision Program (MVP) Award grants full-tuition for eight semesters of full-time study to one hundred incoming students of color each year. The scholarship is open to high school seniors of color, who are residents of the state of Iowa and who demonstrate academic potential in ways that go beyond class ranking or test scores. MVP Applications are available online and are reviewed by the MVP Advisory Council each year. Announcements for the recipients of the MVP Award are made by the 1st of May each year.

To be eligible; student must:
-Be a resident of the state of Iowa.
-Be admissible to Iowa State University.
-Identify as an American Indian or Alaskan Native, African American,
Asian American, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, or
-Demonstrate financial need.
-Have faced personal and/or financial challenges or hardships.

US Citizenship is required.

  • Amount of Award: Varies
  • Number of Awards: 100

  • Deadline: December 1st
  • Offer of Admission by March 1: Required
  • FAFSA by December 1st: Required

Contact Information

Multicultural Student Affairs
Suite 2080 Student Services Building


Phone: 515-294-6338

Fax: 515-294-6397

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